ask me about round earth fact

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Techros

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Re: ask me about round earth fact
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2015, 04:06:23 PM »
this is one of the most intelligently written posts you've done, congratulations.

i have two questions.

first, if the earth is round, how does this prevent fairies existing? it seems to be exclusively round earthers who disagree with that statement, i'd like to know why.
second, what evidence do you have that the earth is round, which is not rooted in observation? (after all, observation and deduction is apparently not enough to establish flatness).
Your first "proof of fairies" pics--the ones that are black and white--are paper cutouts. They were taken from a book. I can find the title if you want. Th others could easily be bugs. I'm not saying fairies don't exist, I'm saying it's unlikely.
FEH is like tying rubber ducks to your car to go across the pacific: it might work, but why not take a better way?

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mikeman7918

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Re: ask me about round earth fact
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2015, 08:25:23 AM »
I don't believe the world is flat, but it can't be round because we don't see the zigzag effect. Nobody can explain that.

I can explain that, the zig zag argument is simply false.



This is an animation I made where the camera never moves relative to the Earth and it rotates clockwise once per day.  The Earth is rotating counterclockwise as normal and yet the Sun spears to be in the center of the frame the entire time meaning that it appears to be rotating clockwise around the Earth at a constant rate, which is what we observe.

The midnight Sun also happens in the Antarctic circle, yet according to FET that's impossible.
I am having a video war with Jeranism.
See the thread about it here.

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Mikey T.

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Re: ask me about round earth fact
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2015, 11:08:35 AM »
Try to redo the animation with no bulge, basically showing the horizon going by as the Earth rotates.  Maybe they will understand that better.  BTW what are you using to 3d model with?

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mikeman7918

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Re: ask me about round earth fact
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2015, 11:23:25 AM »
Try to redo the animation with no bulge, basically showing the horizon going by as the Earth rotates.  Maybe they will understand that better.

OK, I will do that.

BTW what are you using to 3d model with?

I am using Blender. It's a free CGI program that's really hard to use but really powerful.
I am having a video war with Jeranism.
See the thread about it here.

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Dog

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Re: ask me about round earth fact
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2015, 02:34:30 PM »
give me an equation to predict the next eclipse of the moon on a round earth, i'll show how it applies.

http://astronomy.stackexchange.com/a/233

Sources:
NASA web pages explaining how these predictions work.
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/reference/explain.html
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEcat5/beselm.html

And yes Besselian values require a spherical Earth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Besselian_elements

Still waiting JRowe  ;D